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The Joy of Housework
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Challenge: Bored II (Basic Editing)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: home table
Date: Dec 15, 2009
Galleries: Family, Emotive
Date Uploaded: Dec 15, 2009

WOW...thank so much!!! This is my 72 year old mother. She is here to visit for the holidays. When I was telling her about the challenge, she said "I always thought that housework was the most boring thing to do...I'd rather watch paint dry." So with that quote, came the photo idea. Scruffed her up a bit before the shoot. Then sat near a large bay window and snapped away while telling her "more bored.....no, more than that....yes, that bored". Converted to black and white and added a slight sepia tone to the image. I think she pulled off bored really well. Thanks for the votes and comments.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 76
Avg (all users): 7.0639
Avg (commenters): 8.7857
Avg (participants): 6.6250
Avg (non-participants): 7.1620
Views since voting: 3952
Views during voting: 368
Votes: 219
Comments: 33
Favorites: 3 (view)


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01/07/2010 08:31:15 AM
What a great photo, Jennifer! I agree: housework is the most boring work on the planet. A friend of mine decided to start a house cleaning business -- so the only right thing to do was give her some business to get her started. It was the first time ever that I paid to have my house cleaned -- but now -- shoot -- I'd pay triple and think it was the best money I ever spent :) Your mom played the part so well, and I bet she is looking radiant over your blue ribbon :)

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12/24/2009 07:52:35 PM
Congrats on your blue, Jennifer! I had a similar concept in my head for my old "Bored" shot, but could not pull it off, at least score-wise :). Merry Christmas!
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12/23/2009 06:07:28 PM
Originally posted by nightpixels:

congratulations Jennifer! I love what you have done with this portrait, especially with the skin on her face and the eyes!


My mom would laugh. She has age spots and her eyes are light blue. I love her aged skin....I tell her that all the time. Thanks for the comments.
12/23/2009 05:38:06 PM
Looks like I have good taste. Congrats!
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12/23/2009 01:09:53 PM
Wow, your Mum has a great face and she certainly doesn't look 72! Great shot, Jennifer. Congrats on your ribbon.
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12/23/2009 01:04:58 PM
congratulations Jennifer! I love what you have done with this portrait, especially with the skin on her face and the eyes!
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12/23/2009 10:49:25 AM
Great picture! Congratulations!
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12/23/2009 10:39:37 AM
I don't know if the image is of a bored person, or a pensive one.

But the image is fantastic! And I love it!

Wonderful work Jennifer!
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12/23/2009 10:06:46 AM
Super super shot , well deserved Blue. congrats !!
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12/23/2009 09:18:59 AM
This is wonderful, Jennifer. It has such an honesty to it. I think you captured her perfectly, in a pensive moment. I have to agree about housework - ICK ICK ICK.
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12/23/2009 04:02:43 AM
well done, congrats on the blue
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12/23/2009 03:26:13 AM
Wonderful...
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12/23/2009 03:07:13 AM
Love this capture, congrats on your ribbon!
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12/23/2009 12:44:39 AM
congrats, great mood.
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12/23/2009 12:19:48 AM
Congrats on the blue. Powerful image
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12/23/2009 12:13:48 AM
amazing work, well deserved winner.
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12/23/2009 12:11:53 AM
Congrats Jennifer! This shot could be titled several ways, and all tell an interesting story. Nicely done.
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12/23/2009 12:07:14 AM
congrats jen!
tell us the story on this shot?

Message edited by author 2009-12-23 00:07:46.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/22/2009 11:02:20 PM
this is one of the very best in this bunch for Bored...excellent focus and lighting...well done
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12/22/2009 09:25:44 PM
beautiful character study...
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12/22/2009 11:13:07 AM
More fed up than bored, but an excellent picture nonetheless.
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12/19/2009 01:59:01 PM
excellent portrait9
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12/19/2009 10:09:23 AM
Oh this is terrific. The tones and light are great. She has wonderful eyes.
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12/18/2009 05:48:59 AM
A marvellous image. the tones and composition appeal to me a lot. I just don't see what you gain by adding that border though
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12/17/2009 08:26:16 PM
Bored and apparently unhappy about it. Lots of detail in that face - the clarity is startling. Very well done.
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12/17/2009 10:08:12 AM
One of my faves for the challenge, i like the entire emotion on the woman's face. quality work. 10
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12/17/2009 08:42:13 AM
My top pick. Good luck!
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12/17/2009 06:56:08 AM
Excellent composition and detail. Great use of shallow DOF too. Contrast etc great. The best thing about this image is that you're drawn to the face, and the expression which scream boredom. Beautiful job with this. Well done.
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12/17/2009 12:15:16 AM
Yep. No doubt about housework being boring. Nice lighting. 8
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12/16/2009 08:28:45 PM
Nice shot!
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12/16/2009 01:09:00 PM
Ver well executed. Great portrait. 9.
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12/16/2009 10:45:16 AM
great shot- like the B&W- top 5
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12/16/2009 01:13:07 AM
Nice portrait work and a nice rich conversion and tone.
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